Joe Beernink


Six months ago, when I was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, I quickly discovered I would be spending a lot of time in front of the television. There just isn’t much else you can do while you are recovering. But I couldn’t just sit there and watch “Talk TV”. I’m a strong Type-A personality. I had to do something productive. So I set my sights on my NetFlix queue. First, I plowed through… Read More

The list grows shorter again this month, but that’s a little bit misleading since I watched nearly 230 TedTalks. I’d go into more detail about that, but that’s a whole other blog entry. I just haven’t had much time (or inclination) to sit down and watch 2 hour movies lately, so for entertainment, I’ve stuck to watching episodic television, mainly Breaking Bad and more Masterpiece Mystery. There also aren’t a whole lot… Read More

I’ve really slowed down on my movie watching the last few weeks. Working 6 or 7 hours a day just doesn’t leave many two-hour blocks of time to watch movies, especially if the kids are around. So my movie watching has been mainly confined to the nights where my wife is out. On nights where she is home, we prefer to watch only one or two TV shows, since by the time… Read More

While I have been working more the last last few weeks, I have still been watching quite a bit of TV and a lot of NetFlix while I recover from Guillain-Barre Syndrome. There’ not a lot else I can do, so I keep churning through my movie backlist. The backlist is considerably shorter now, than it was on January 31. Here’s some of what I’ve been watching via NetFlix since Part I… Read More

It’s no exaggeration to say I’ve watched a lot of television since being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome at the beginning of February. I’ve been clearing the backlog on my DVR of things like CBS’s Person Of Interest (the whole season), Fox’s Alcatraz and Discovery’s Gold Rush, but I have also been getting my money’s worth (and more) from both my NetFlix DVD queue and my Instant Watch Queue. Below is a list… Read More